WELCOME TO SAINT ANDREW’S

welcome to Saint Andrews
At St. Andrew’s, we welcome everyone who seeks to experience God (in some way) – and we respect the dignity of every human being. Whether you are a year-round Islander, a summer resident or guest, or a first-time visitor, we very much hope you enjoy your time with us. Come as you are, come be who you are, and see!
tiffany window OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
St. Andrew’s began in 1895 as an Episcopal mission, and by 1910 the church building was consecrated. It features Tiffany stained-glass windows and a pulpit the shape of a dory.
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We are located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard. If that’s not reason enough to make it out here, learn more about our endearing Episcopal church.
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St. Andrew’s is an episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
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contact CONTACT US
Church Office: 1-508-627-5330 Rector’s e-mail: fatherchip@standrewsmv.org Office e-mail: office@standrewsmv.org Office Fax: 1-508-627-4318
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RECTOR’S MESSAGE

Greetings, friend! And welcome to our website…we’re so glad you found us! It’s a little hard to describe all the things that are happening here at St. Andrew’s, but I have to say this: Great things are definitely happening, and it’s exciting. Really.  For those who’ve wondered about church these days, this might be a good church to try. I believe all of us have a hunger and thirst inside that can’t be satisfied by food and water. It’s our spiritual side, and life becomes wonderful when we pay attention to it and explore it. The trick is to find a space that can help us nurture our spiritual lives and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.  Some churches are better than others at providing that sort of environment. Those that succeed work for success. We at St. Andrew’s have joyfully undertaken that work.  If you are seeking a place that is renewing itself, we might be just the right fit for you. And if you have a family, this might be a great fit for them, too. A good church can be a wonderful help and lift in life—and in ways that might surprise us.>> read more
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SUMMER CONCERT AT ST ANDREW’S ON FRIDAY, JULY 12 at 7:00 pm!  Our own Griffin McMahon (piano) will be teaming up with David Behnke and Jenny Friedman (vocalists), to perform Dear Edvard & The Space of Dreams – a collaborative concert featuring the music of award-winning composer Steven Schoenberg.  This concert will feature music from “Dear Edvard,” a 2017 music-theatre piece first premiered at MASS MoCA about the life and art of Edvard Munch with lyrics by Richard Michelson and music by Mr. Schoenberg. The play’s music ranges from beautiful to hilarious and powerfully dramatic. This concert will also feature the world premiere of Schoenberg’s setting of “The Space of Dreams,” a poem by the Vineyard’s own luminary poet Rose Styron. Both Styron and Schoenberg plan to be in attendance, making this concert a unique opportunity to hear wonderful new music in the intimate setting of St Andrew’s…and to meet the poet and composer themselves! Reception to follow the concert in the Parish House. This is a concert not to be missed! Suggested donation: $20.  Bring some friends and make a beautiful summer evening together!

 

CONSIDERING BAPTISM, CONFIRMATION, OR RECEPTION INTO THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH?     OR JUST WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT BEING A CHRISTIAN? Father Chip is offering a FOUR, ONE-HOUR series to get you up to speed, either way.  For those who would like to be baptized, we’ll take care of (sacramental) business right here at St Andrew’s among friends and family.   For those who have never been either confirmed or received into the church, we typically make an annual pilgrimage together to Boston in October to get a bishop to lay his or her hands on you, together with others from churches in the Diocese—a truly special event.  PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE SIGN UP SHEETS AT THE FRONT OF THE CHURCH, OR IN THE PARISH HOUSE, AND SEE FATHER CHIP WITH ANY QUESTIONS !

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  There will be a Summer Lunch Program available this summer from July 8 until August 12. St Andrew’s has been asked to help with the Boys and Girls Club site, which is where we have participated for the last few years. We not only need volunteers—JUST ONE HOUR, FROM 11:15—12:15 each day you sign up, but we also need someone who can be a coordinator. Mardi Moran will be happy to explain what needs to be done and Marie Ambrose for Island Grown Initiative will help as well. Please sign up in the Parish House or contact Mardi mardi.moran@gmail.com or Marie at marie@igimv.org if you can help. Thank you!

 

BOOK YOUR STAY AT THE MONASTERY NOW!  A number of St Andrew’s parishioners have been putting aside some personal retreat time each year to head off to The Society of St John the Evangelist in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a number of years now.  WHY NOT JOIN US?  Father Chip has booked the afternoon of Tuesday, October 29 through the morning of Sunday, November 3 (or any fewer dates, if desired) for anyone to join him on a personal, non-directed retreat at this beautiful monastery of an Episcopal order of monks.  Please see Father Chip to sign up, or with any questions.  ONLY 2 MORE SPACES AVAILABLE, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED—AND RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BEFORE JULY 15.

 

DID YOU KNOW ST ANDREW’S HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE?  Poli Wilson hasoffered to help us keep it up to speed with announcements and events, but we NEED YOU TO LIKE US on Facebook, and send us your photos and news of St Andrew’s life…questions?  Please speak with Heather Anne in the office, and email her your pics, at office@standrewsmv.org.

 

CENTERING PRAYER  will return to  St. Andrew’s in the fall and meet between services at 9:15 in the Parish House.  For the summer, the Centering Prayer group will meet on Tuesdays at The Good Shepherd Parish Center in Oak Bluffs (near the Library).  Questions?  Please call Susan Kelly at 1-774-563-0634.

 

 

THE CHURCH OFFICE has temporarily relocated  across the street into the Parish House Library.  The temporary phone number is 508-627-7843.  (Father Chip is still in the church building; only the secretary’s office has moved).

 

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The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.”

Our Vestry:             

Wardens:  Carl Malmquist and Jessica Buckley

Treasurer:  Wesley Brown

Parish Clerk: Christine White

Members at Large:

Bonnie Deitz, Chris Buchholz, Michael Balay, Harrison Kisiel, Mardi Moran and Andrea Bolling